One System Urostomy Bag are special bags that are used to collect urine after bladder surgery.
- Instead of going to your bladder, urine will go outside of your abdomen into the urostomy pouch. The surgery to do this is called a urostomy.
- Part of the intestine is used to create a channel for the urine to drain. It will stick outside your abdomen and is called the stoma.
- Prevent urine leaks
- Keep the skin around your stoma healthy
- Contain odor
Types of Urostomy Pouches
Most urostomy pouches come as either a 1-piece pouch or 2-piece pouch system. Different pouching systems are made to last different lengths of time. Depending on the type of pouch you use, it may need to be changed every day, every 3 days, or once a week. A 1-piece system is made up of a pouch that has an adhesive or sticky layer on it. This adhesive layer has a hole that fits over the stoma. A 2-piece pouch system has a skin barrier called a flange. The flange fits over the stoma and sticks to the skin around it. The pouch then fits onto the flange. Both kinds of pouches have a tap or spout to drain the urine. A clip or another device will keep the tap closed when urine is not being drained. Both types of pouch systems come with either of these:
- Precut holes in a range of sizes to fit different-size stomas
- A starter hole that can be cut to fit the stoma
Buying and Storing Supplies
Your provider will write a prescription for your supplies.
- You can order your supplies from an ostomy supply center, a pharmacy or medical supply company, or through mail order.
- Contact your insurance company to find out if they will pay for part or all of your supplies.